Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Harmony and Counterpoint - major 5371/3084/2324/1/08
Study guide

Harmony and Counterpoint - major 5

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 5
    • Composition
    Choice package:
    • Electives
  • Master of Arts in Music
    • Composition
    Choice package:
    • Electives
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 credits
Co-ordinator: Van Kerkhoven Joost
Other teaching staff: Craens Alain, Van Camp Bram
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 180,00 hours


previously registered for Harmony and Counterpoint - major 4.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.4 The student makes music in an artistic project in a creative manner.
The student independently realises complex contrapuntal exercises in a creative, personal and original manner, taking into account stylistic matters, phrasing, technique and musicality.
2.1 The student has thoroughly mastered musical parameters and structures.
The student further expands his or her previously-acquired knowledge and understanding of counterpoint and can apply this knowledge: 1. students of Instrument/Voice, Conducting and Music Pedagogy: COUNTERPOINT three- or four-voice fugue test, HARMONY thre
2.3 The student can process musical structures through analysis and interpretation.
The student deepens his or her personal musical understanding of complex scores by composing counterpoint him- or herself.
4.3 The student can present orally and in writing the results of critical (self-)reflection.
The student can reflect on him- or herself and can eliminate specific shortcomings or deficiencies by individual assignments and the systematic completion of exercises.

Course content

Read the vade mecum.
- 20th and 21st centuries
- written exercises on learning content

Study material (text): Mandatory

Own course (teacher)
- Harmony of the 20th century (V. Persichetti)
- Harmony (W. Piston)

Attachment: Counterpoint by K.Kennan

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours150,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment during the examination series50,00
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)20,00
Eerste examenperiodePortfolio30,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00